last night we trekked into the beautiful and historical town of Wakefield
Quebec to discover that an exciting announcement had been made!
I have been informed that I have named as one of Canada’s ‘Natural Leaders’ as the recipient of the Stan Hodgkiss Canadian Outdoors Person of the Year award for 2022! This honour has been awarded by the Canadian Wildlife Federation since 1975 and been presented to an outstanding individual in the field of conservation in Canada.
At the moment I have no words for how humbled and honoured I am to be granted this award! It also means that we will be detouring off the Trans Canada Trail for a few days after we reach our nation’s capital of Ottawa to the stunning province of Prince Edward Island and the awards ceremony!
A huge thank you to everyone who has supported this undertaking promoting diversity and accessibility in the outdoors and encouraging youth to reconnect to nature through birding and citizen science. After 448 days on the TCT, 10,450 km trekked, and eight provinces (almost) fully hiked the adventure has been amazing!
In 2 days we arrive into Ottawa, in 4 we will be in PEI, and in 7 we will be in Alberta – things are moving fast now and the mountains are calling!
To read the article and awards announcement click here!